Once he pronounces you to be in perfect health, you insist on a second opinion. Falling backwards in your friend’s arms and expecting her to catch you? You are permanently on the verge of exploding with all the things you keep bottled up.
You seriously considered throwing your cell phone away when the Edward Snowden and NSA stuff was revealed.
Obviously, you had already suspected the government had been spying on you for years.
You demand the passwords for your friends, family and boyfriend’s email and Facebook accounts, obviously. It doesn't matter how tired, bloated or moody you are, you will never, ever let your boyfriend go to a party without you. You have, of course, secretly installed a tracking app on your boyfriend’s cell phone.
You go to the doctor for a general health check-up with no worrying symptoms at all. When someone tells you the time, you ask three other people afterwards. You don’t confide in anyone, including your therapist, whom you, groundlessly, suspect is not 100 percent confidential.
You'll need to have your own support system on deck.
Here are some additional tips for strengthening your bond when it’s your partner against the world.
It's one of the major tenants of any healthy relationship.
However, having a partner with trust issues doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy relationship. Writer Mike Bundrant of Psych Central pointed out that, "Hanging onto past hurt and expecting more of it becomes a self-sabotaging, self-fulfilling prophecy." So, on the one hand, you want to be the savior that teaches your person to love again.Therapy will give your partner techniques to trust in an appropriate way and to differentiate bad things that happened in the past from good things happening now.It will also provide tools and coping strategies for when fears and doubts pop up in your relationship. Since you can't fix your partner, this is something you can actively work on that will improve your relationship. Little things like being on time and calling when you say you'll call may seem small to you, but they may be huge to your partner.It's quite another to monitor your phone calls, tell you who you can't hang out with and constantly accuse you of cheating.If your partner's trust issues lead to she or he trying to have power and control over you, you have a much larger issue on your hands — one that's often best resolved by leaving.You should never put your own overall happiness and safety at risk as you help someone through a difficult period in their lives, no matter how much you love them.